45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

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43 Reasons why you should visit Visit Fiji Islands
43 Reasons why you should visit Visit Fiji Islands

Fiji Islands are a remote destination and completely off the beaten path.

To visit Fiji it’s quite easy.  I had the chance to visit this country in Oceania and loved it. Not only did I see spectacular landscapes that mix jungles with heavenly white sand beaches, but Fiji made me want to go back someday to explore the many other places I didn’t go to this time.

Pacific Harbour
Pacific Harbour

In this page, I’m listing some of the things you can do on a trip to Fiji Islands. They’re obviously based on my personal experience and the things I did, which means there are many other things to do and places to see. But these are the ones I’d like to share with you. I hope you enjoy it.

Reasons why you should visit Visit Fiji

1. Pick and eat coconuts on the beach

Pick and eat coconuts at the beach

Pick coconuts at the beach and peel them.

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Find tools to open the coconuts at the beach.

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

And drink the delicious coconut water.

2. Walk in the white sand beaches

Walk in the white sand beaches

Walk in the white sand beaches. Enjoying nature and the outdoors on these amazing islands is something you’ll remember forever.

3. Drink Fiji’s mineral water

Drink Fiji’s mineral water

Drink Fiji’s mineral water. I had drunk this water in other countries before, but this time I chose to spend a lot less money by buying it at supermarkets.

4. Buy Fijian pineapples at the market

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Eat fresh Fijian pineapples that you bought at the market.

5. Visit the Arts Village

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Visit Arts Village at Pacific Harbour. This is a place with several art galleries that support different cultural projects. It’s also the place where you can attend the famous Fire Walk show, where people walk on fire.

6. Take a boat trip to Leleuvia

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Arriving in Leleuvia Island by boat. This trip from Levuka is out of this world. You’ll depart from Ovalau Island and travel on crystal-clear waters among thick jungles.

7. Eat Scotch Finger Biscuits

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Try Scotch Finger biscuits, definitely my favorite. These are the complimentary biscuits on Fiji Airways’ flights. I love them!

8. Hitchhike

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Hitchhiking on a pick-up truck. I traveled on a pick-up truck after hitchhiking. In the end, I gave the driver a tip of 1 Fijian Dollar.

9. Buy pastries in the streets

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Eat the different homemade pastries that people sell in the Suva and Nadi streets. There are always ladies in the streets selling homemade pastries baked by them. It’s worth eating a piece.

10. Visit the Suva city center

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Visit the Suva city center, the capital of Fiji. The city has some monuments and points of interest to visit.

11. Attend the Fire Walk

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Attend a ceremony of walking of fire – fire walk in Pacific Harbour. Although it’s a show put up for tourists, it’s still a great way to get to know the ritual and this part of the Fijian people’s culture.

12. Make barbecue under the ground

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Learn how to make a barbecue under the ground. First, you dig a hole on the ground, then you burn wood until it turns to cinders, and you cover it with taro leaves. On top of that, you lay the meat, fish, or vegetables you want to cook, and cover it with more taro leaves, hot coals, and dirt. The whole thing cooks for several hours and has a smoky after taste.

13. Buy handicrafts

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Buy a piece of traditional Fiji handicrafts at one of the local shops.

14. Traditional Fijian women dance

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Attend a performance of Fijian women dance. It’s a very interesting show.

15. Relax at the beach and do nothing

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Rest and relax on a hammock at a heavenly beach.

16. Send a postcard home

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Send a postcard home from the Fiji Islands.

17. Bonfire at night on the beach

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Spend the night by a bonfire at the beach. It’s a cozy and romantic way to spend the night talking by the fire.

18. Taro leaves

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Seeing taro leaves at the market without knowing what they’re for. Taro leaves are used for cooking. They’re frequently used in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa.

19. Art Galleries

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Visit art galleries with works by Fijian artists

20. Suva central market

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Visit the Suva central market. This part of the city gets crowded in the evening.

21. Buy a Fijian guitar

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Buy a Fijian guitar with the Fiji Islands flag.

22. Fly over the Fiji Islands

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Fly over the Fiji Islands and be amazed by the colors of the water.

23. Rugby at Albert Park in Suva

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Watch a rugby match at Albert Park in the city of Suva.

24. Read The Fiji Times

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Read the daily newspaper The Fiji Times. You can keep up with the local news by buying the daily newspaper.

25. Customized car license plates

Customized car license plates in Fiji. In Fiji, many people customize their car license plates.

26. Nadi street market

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Visit the street market in the center of Nadi. It’s always crowded, and it evokes the scents of Africa, except you’re in the middle of the Pacific.

27. Clock Tower and Lala Sukuna Monument

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Visit the Clock Tower building and the monument to Lala Sukuna. These are two of the most important monuments in the capital city of Fiji.

28. Historical monuments in Suva

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Explore the historical monuments in Suva. There are several monuments, palaces, colonial houses, and other landmarks that you can visit in the city.

29. Musicians at the airport

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Greeted by musicians at the Nadi airport. It’s definitely a very nice way to welcome tourists.

30. Traditional music concert

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Traditional Fijian music concert in Leleuvia.

31. Sunrise in Leleuvia

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Enjoy the sunrise in Leleuvia. Beautiful scenery in the morning. It doesn’t get any better than this.

32. Fiji flowers

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Enjoy beautiful flowers like this white water lily.

33. Sunset at Pacific Harbour beach

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Enjoy the sunset at Pacific Harbour beach. At the time I was there, this beach was completely deserted.

34. Sunset in Suva

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Enjoy the sunset in Suva. Near the harbor, many people gather by the seaside to enjoy one of the most beautiful moments of the day.

35. Hindu ritual at Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Make a religious offering and a Hindu ritual at Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi. When you enter the temple, you can buy a tray with the ingredients you’ll need for the ceremony. Then you go into the offering room and request for the chanted ritual. After that, you give the tray with the offers to the Gods.

36. Learn to say thank you

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Learn to say thank you = Vinaka. Learn the basics of the Fijian language.

37. Fijian décor patterns

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Learn about the décor patterns of the Fijian rituals

38. Take off your shoes and enjoy

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Take off your shoes and bury your feet in the sand. Enjoy your trip. Relax.

39. Enjoy the beach

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Lay your towel on the sand and enjoy some nice and quiet beach time

40. Snorkeling in Fiji

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Go snorkeling in Fiji’s crystal-clear waters. This is a great way of taking a closer look at fish. The diversity of fish in these waters is absolutely amazing.

41. Historical city of Levuka

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Photo of a colonial house made of wood in Levuka in Ovalau Island, Fiji. Visit the historic city of Lebuka and its colonial-style houses made of wood, in Ovalau Island.

42. Vans express

Vans express

Catch the vans express in Fiji. To use different transportation on the island besides the bus, you can go from one place to the next on the Fiji vans express.

43. Starry sky

Starry sky

Enjoy a beautiful starry night in Leleuvia Island.

44. Learn how to say hello in Fijian

Learn how to say hello in Fijian

Learn how to say hello = Bula. Learn the basics of the Fijian language.

45. Grate coconut to make cream

45 reasons why you should visit Fiji Islands

Learn how to grate a coconut to make coconut milk the traditional way


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